Town Hall, Island Theatre Top Oak Bluffs Warrant
Alex Elvin

Change is in the air in Oak Bluffs, where voters next week will decide whether to build a new town hall, begin expanding the town sewer system, ban plastic bags in checkout lines, and move forward on efforts to limit the use of mopeds.

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Oak Bluffs Faces Competing Plastic Bag Bylaw Proposals
Alex Elvin

Two competing bylaw proposals in Oak Bluffs this year may boil down to a difference of less than two thousandths of an inch for voters at town meeting.

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New Oak Bluffs Town Hall Comes Before Voters
Steve Myrick

At this year’s annual town meeting, Oak Bluffs voters will decide whether to spend $9.9 million to demolish the old town hall and replace it with a modern structure on the same site.

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Automatic Traffic Signal for Oak Bluffs
Vineyard Gazette

An automatic traffic signal has been placed in Monument Square, Oak Bluffs, the first traffic signal in southeastern Massachusetts to be accepted and approved by the Department of Public Works, according to town officials. With five streets opening into the square and carrying the bulk of Island traffic, this signal splits and divides the stream of vehicles in a way calculated to eliminate practically all confusion.

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Oak Bluffs
Vineyard Gazette

Oak Bluffs! May her oaks grow and spread out and flourish.

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Sea View In Ashes
Vineyard Gazette
COTTAGE CITY, Sept. 26, 1892. At 11.45 on Saturday night, watchman Lewis rung in the alarm from box 41, at the Arcade, and people jumped from their beds and rushes to the windows and saw, with dismay, the eastern sky brilliantly illuminated, directly over the Sea View House. Cries of “Fire!” “Fire!” “The Sea View House!” “The Sea View House!!” rent the stillness of the night, the light in the heavens contrasting vividly with the darkness, the sky being overcast with heavy clouds, from which at times the rain descended, as if weeping in sorrow over the awful catastrophe.
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When Oak Bluffs Seceded: The Gazette’s Fulminations Were Bitter But Unavailing
Tom Dunlop
The whininess, contempt and partisanship with which the Vineyard Gazette reported this story over six years is journalism in its brightest rain-slicker yellow - all the more embarrassing and entertaining today because the paper lost the fight.
 
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Voters Approve Spending, Back Incumbents at Town Elections
Sara Brown

Thursday’s town elections brought low turnout and few surprises, with voters in West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown easily approving spending requests.

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Oak Bluffs to Debate Beach Rake Issue
Steve Myrick
A $28.4 million operating budget tops the warrants for Oak Bluffs special and annual town meetings Tuesday.
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Ribbon Is Cut, New Oak Bluffs Fire Station Opens
Steve Myrick

With the snip of a long red ribbon, the new $8.3 million Oak Bluffs fire station officially opened for business Tuesday. The station has nearly 20,000 square feet of space.

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